Consortium agreements cannot cover all the circumstances that might occur between academic institutions and research institutes and industry partners when conducting research. They illustrate concepts that could be applied in four possible scenarios. You should negotiate with the other parties in order to reach a consensus and a signed agreement before work begins on the project. Standard agreements are starting points and their use is not mandatory. Each model agreement provides for different circumstances and is not sectoral, allowing for flexible use. However, model agreements can be adapted to the particular circumstances of your project. The objective of this framework agreement is to appoint a consulting firm that will assist the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in the development and provision of a wide range of professional services and construction project management services in its UK-managed science field. UK SBS manages this procurement process in accordance with the 2015 Public Contracts Regulations (modified from time to time) (the « regulations »). It is a service contract obtained in accordance with the regulations relating to the open procedure of the Official Journal of the European Union. See section I.3 for access to the purchase document. Sponsorship Framework Agreement between BEIS and UK SBS In order to help you decide which of the 7 research-model cooperation agreements best reflects the circumstances of your project, a decision guide guides you through some of the principles and criteria you would like to consider when deciding on ownership and intellectual property rights.
It may be helpful to consult this manual before using one of the collaboration agreements with the model research. The Office for Students (OfS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have signed a cooperation agreement confirming cooperation between the two organisations in the field of research and teaching. The decision guide is intended only for the use of bilateral cooperation agreements in the field of research. There is no decision guide for the 4 consortium agreements. This is because there are too many possible alternatives for multi-party research. The aim of the pilot agreements is to maximize innovation and promote cooperation with industry and knowledge sharing. The cornerstone of 7-model research cooperation agreements is that at least one commercial « partner » (the so-called collaborator) has the right not to exclusively use the results of the project to promote the exploitation of results and thus innovation.